So I have been on a House bender as of late. My boyfriend purchased season 4 for me and I have been watching it non-stop. What better way to warm up during these cold past couple of days then with Dr. Greg House sending warm fuzzies to everyone on screen. :) But seriously, there is something about him that I just LOVE and cannot get enough of. But then again I think I have a thing for television characters like his. I am also in love with Detective Stabler on Law & Order: SVU and the always brooding Agent Fox Molder played by my very first crush, David Duchovney. Sigh. I digress.
As I'm watching the 3rd disc of the 4 disc set, I stumble on perhaps the most meaningful episode yet. Yes, House has insight in each episode, don't get me wrong, but this one was different because it hit home with me. The storyline followed a 38-year-old woman who used to live life in the fast lane, workring for a record label, but gave it all up for a serious, strict religion and marriage to man she had only met 3 previous times. House thinks their is something wrong with her mentally because he believes people don't make extreme changes like that out of the blue. He doesn't believe people can change period. Now to be fair, this is also the epidosde where House has to come to terms with Wilson dating Amber aka Cuthroat Bitch. Needless to say, he has alot on his plate.
But what he said really stuck with me. Can people change? I know they can want to change and even need to change. But do they ever really change the person they are? It made me think about all the change that has happened in my life. And their has been alot of it. I have attended 4 different colleges and had countless friends come and go, but is that because I changed or because life goes on? Right now I am trying to make a huge life change, but will I be able to do it? Or will what House said hold true?
Later on last night, I was reading one of my trashy teen mystery series (which will remain nameless) and I stumbled upon the same topic. The main character in the book pondered the same thing as House: can people ever change? Granted she had alot less of a cynical view, but the same question remained.
I find it very hard to believe that we are to forever be the people we are born as. That we are not influenced by our family, friends and our environment. I believe change is possible, dare say necessary for human beings. Motives for change can vary, but the result is the same. People can change because they love someone, they can change because they love themselves. Either way, we have to adapt to life and learn to live with anything it may throw at us. :) And on that note, here is to 2009 being a kick-ass year. God knows I need it. I'm sure alot of us do.
Anyways, have a great, rainy monday kiddies! I'll be back tonite with the music update for the week! Ciao for now!